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The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast
Lecture date: November 30, 2017. Kim Steinhardt and Gary Griggs discuss their book, The Edge: The Pressured Past and Precarious Future of California’s Coast. The book examines the California coast’s past, present, and probable future in a time of climate change and expanding human activity.
The New Blue Economy: A Revolution in our Relationship with the Oceans
Lecture date: November 14, 2017. Dr. Judith Kildow discusses the development of a “Blue Economy” movement to change how we treat and think about our oceans.
From Doom and Gloom to #OceanOptimism: Success Stories in Marine Conservation
Lecture date: November 9, 2017. Nancy Knowlton discusses the Ocean Optimism initiative, whose goal is to recognize, learn from, replicate, and celebrate our successes.
Beach Babies: White Shark Nurseries of the Northeast Pacific
Lecture date: November 2, 2017. Chris Lowe, professor of marine biology and director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, discusses what researchers think makes for a good white shark nursery and predictions of where the next ones might develop.
Lecture date: October 26, 2017. Sergio Gamberini, owner of SCUBA gear company Ocean Reef Group, has developed Nemo’s Garden, a method for growing plants underwater in a biosphere.
Tools for Tackling Issues in Conservation: Lessons from Social Science
Lecture date: October 24, 2017. Elizabeth Keenan discusses novel tools to improve our ability to tackle some of our most pressing environmental issues, including how to foster and motivate environmentally friendly choices and communicate concerns about climate change to general audiences.
Billion Oyster Project
Lecture date: October 19, 2017. Murray Fisher discusses the Billion Oyster Project and its goal to restore one billion live oysters to New York Harbor by 2035 and to engage the community in that effort.
Why Don’t Frogs Poison Themselves?
Lecture date: October 12, 2017. Rebecca Tarvin discusses how animals like poison dart frogs evolve genetic resistance to toxins and how this can affect whether they become toxic.
The Coming: Native-White Relations in the American West
Lecture date: June 19, 2017. Debut novelist David Osborne discusses and sign copies of his book, "The Coming", a fictionalized account of the life of Daytime Smoke, the real-life son of explorer William Clark and a Nez Perce woman.
The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities for California
Lecture date: April 27, 2017. Mark Martinez of Southern California Edison discusses the water-energy nexus, a key topic of conversation, policy, and legislation across all levels of government and industry.